Las Vegas police have discovered the deadly toxin ricin at a long-stay hotel, CNN reports. It's "100% ricin," said a police official. "We did have enough ricin to be concerned. At this point, it has been contained and is not a threat to anybody." Three policemen,
three hotel workers, and another person are in a local hospital under observation for signs of ricin poisoning. So far, they're fine.
Ricin, so deadly that an amount the size of a pinhead can kill, has been linked to extremists in the past, and Homeland Security is investigating, according to a local TV station. Police said the discovery "is not a terror incident at this point," but investigators have not yet determined the source of the poison. A man retrieving items from one of the rooms discovered a container of the poison. The hotel is under quarantine and is undergoing a decontamination process.